Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

  • Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Smith has worked at Fox News Channel since the network started in 1996.

Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News.

"The opportunities afforded this guy from small-town MS have been many". "Endeavored to deliver it to you while speaking truth to power, without fear or favor, in context and with perspective".

Jay Wallace, president & executive editor of FOX News Media, also released a statement: "Shep is one of the premier newscasters of his generation and his extraordinary body of work is among the finest journalism in the industry".

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

There have been reports based that Smith was increasingly unhappy with the intensity of the pro-Trump rhetoric spouted by prime-time hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. We are proud of the signature reporting and anchoring style he honed at FOX News, along with everything he accomplished here during his monumental 23-year tenure.

"We respect his decision and are deeply grateful for his huge contributions to the entire network", Wallace said.

"Shepherd, I don't know what the heck you are planning to do or where you will go but I just know you will be great at doing it and you deserve the best that life has to offer", Cavuto said emotionally. FOX News said it will have a rotation of anchors until a replacement is found.

Under the terms of his exit agreement with Fox News, Smith says he "won't be reporting elsewhere - at least not in the near future". After an astonished pause, he said that he was "stunned" and "heartbroken", calling Smith a "decent human being" with a heart "big as Texas".